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Delhi Walk Festival’s second edition to focus on exploring cultural heritage

The second edition of ‘Delhi Walk Festival’ will start from Saturday and will see several known dignitaries and artists in participation. The news was confirmed by Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra on Wednesday. The festival

India TV Lifestyle Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: November 17, 2016 13:11 IST ]
Delhi Walk Festival
Delhi Walk Festival

The second edition of ‘Delhi Walk Festival’ will start from Saturday and will see several known dignitaries and artists in participation. The news was confirmed by Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra on Wednesday.

The festival will start from November 19 and end on December 4.It will have 200 walks led by 50 walk experts (organisations/individuals) making it the largest walk festival in the country.

The walks will be held in popular but unexplored locales of the National Capital including Tughlaqabad Fort, Nizamuddin, Khan Market, Connaught Place, Humayun's Tomb, Lodhi Garden, C.R. Park, Paharganj, Hauz Khas, Kashmere Gate, Qutub Minar, Sonia Vihar and Khirkee, among others.

Mishra added that this walk hopes to explore the cultural heritage of the city. He said the first edition of Delhi Walk Festival was organised in February 2016 and received an overwhelming response.

For the second edition, some walks will be led by eminent Delhiites such as Pradip Krishen (environmentalist and author), Ravish Kumar (journalist and author), Gursimran Khamba (stand-up comedian), William Dalrymple (author), and Gautam Bhan (author and gay activist).

The second edition of the Delhi Walk Festival is being organised by Delhi Tourism in association with State Bank of India and 'Delhi I Love You'.

'Delhi I Love You' is an 18-month-old cultural and social movement in Delhi started in May, 2015 with an aim to promote and connect people/organisations and celebrate the city at large.

 

(With IANS Inputs)

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